ジ, あざ, あざな, な
character, letter, word, section of village
JLPT4 G1 S6 F485
子# child/offspring + 宀 roof/building → place in which to *raise* and increase the number of children* → *character* (← make one character after another by combining different elements) → *letter* → *small administrative unit* of a town/village (← small unit ← letter/character as one unit of a whole).
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